Centurion, July 22 NZPA - Factbox on the All Blacks' rugby tour of South Africa in 1949:
Bob Scott (Auckland), Jack Goddard (South Canterbury)
Eric Boggs (Auckland), Bill Meates (Otago), Ian Botting (Otago), Peter Henderson (Wanganui)
Ron Elvidge (Otago), Morrie Goddard (South Canterbury), Fred Allen (Auckland, captain), Keith Gudsell (Wanganui)
Neville Black (Auckland), Jim Kearney (Otago), Graham Delamore (Wellington)
Bill Conrad (Waikato), Larry Savage (Canterbury)
Neville Thornton (Auckland), Jack McNab (Otago), Pat Crowley (Auckland), Peter Johnstone (Otago), Lachie Grant (South Canterbury)
Charlie Willocks (Otago), Harry Frazer (Hawke's Bay), Lester Harvey (Otago), Morrie McHugh (Auckland)
Ray Dalton (Otago), Johnny Simpson (Auckland), Kevin Skinner (Otago), Des Christian (Auckland)
Has Catley (Waikato), Norm Wilson (Otago)
May 31: bt Western Province Universities 11-9, at Cape Town
June 4: bt Boland 8-5, at Wellington
June 8: bt South-Western Districts 21-3, at Oudtshoorn
June 11: bt Eastern Province 6-3, at Port Elizabeth
June 15: lost to Border 0-9, at East London
June 18: bt Natal 8-0, at Durban
June 22: bt Western Transvaal 19-3, at Potchefstroom
June 25: bt a Transvaal XV 6-3, at Johannesburg
June 29: drew with Orange Free State 9-9, at Kroonstad
July 2: lost to Eastern Transvaal 5-6, at Springs
July 9: bt Western Province 6-3, at Cape Town
July 16: lost to S SOUTH AFRICA 11-15, first test at Cape Town
July 23: bt Transvaal 13-3, at Johannesburg
July 27: lost to Rhodesia 8-10, at Bulawayo
July 30: drew with Rhodesia 3-3, at Salisbury
Aug 6: bt Northern Transvaal
Aug 13: lost to SOUTH AFRICA 6-12, second test at Johannesburg
Aug 17: bt Northern Universities 17-3, at Pretoria
Aug 20: bt Griqualand West 8-6, at Kimberley
Aug 24: bt North-Eastern Districts 28-3, at Aliwal North
Aug 27: bt Orange Free State 14-9, at Bloemfontein
Sept 3: lost to SOUTH AFRICA 3-9, third test at Durban
Sept 10: drew with Border 6-6, at East London
Sept 17: lost to SOUTH AFRICA 8-11, fourth test at Port Elizabeth
Sept 21: drew with Cape Town Clubs 11-11, at Cape Town (unofficial match)
Played 24: Won 14, drew 3, lost 7.
Two All Blacks greats on what is failing the modern game:
Kevin Skinner on refereeing
"I think the public is entitled to know why the referee has blown his bloody whistle.
"Back then, when he penalised you, you knew what it was for."
Bob Scott on grass roots:
"The top players should be back at their clubs and should come up through the provinces and trials. They just play at professional level."
Skinner on forward play:
"If you've got enough mongrel in you, you'll probably do a bit better. It's lacking in some parts of our game, even today."
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